Weight Loss: Esther Siolo

This week, we celebrate the successful weight loss of Esther Siolo.
Here’s her story:

In August 2019 I had laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery. After getting some advice from my GP on this procedure as it could help my type 2 diabetes, I attended an information session at WLSA where they got us to write on a card a few dot points on what we wanted to achieve out of the surgery and a few weeks later they posted the card to us. Never in my wildest dreams did I think all those dot points would be achieved! At the time I thought they were unrealistic but I am proud to say they were definitely achieved!

My goals were:

  • Be sickness-free and healthy – 2 or 3 months after surgery, my test results showed no fatty liver, no PCOS, and no diabetes! My levels returned to normal – no more insulin or tablets required!
  • Start a family and be a mother – I gave birth to a healthy baby boy on 22nd April 2021, without needing IVF and I’m about to have my very first mother’s day!
  • Lose weight and be under 100kg – I lost about 25kg to get down to 81kg but put it all back on during pregnancy. It’s been two weeks since having my son and I’m back down to 91kg so I have some work to do before I return to the original weight after surgery, but still, I achieved my goal to be under 100kg!

Thank you WLSA for giving me the support and tools to have those 3 dot points achieved.

Esther Siolo

Message from WLSA:
Esther, we are also very proud of your achievements, and congratulations on the birth of your baby boy! Its success stories like yours inspire us to do what we do and we look forward to hearing more about what you’ll achieve next.

Felicity Cohen

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*Disclaimer: Results may vary for each person